Nancy Chuang/Invisible Hands that Feed New York: Saad 2

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Nancy Chuang/Invisible Hands that Feed New York: Saad 2

150.00

Gelatin silver print, 13.5 x 9.5 matted 16x20.

SAAD
Smoothie-cart worker Saad wanted to be a journalist, but his baccalaureate scores weren’t high enough. Instead, he studied child psychology, a field that should be vital during our worldwide refugee crisis. He holds no illusions of using his degree, however; in his native Algeria he only interned for a few months before switching to a better salary in mobile phone sales. He’d won his green card in the lottery, and first worked at a bodega before joining a group of smoothie carts in 2016. The permits are seasonal, so all the workers must find winter jobs as well. Saad earned his driver’s license this year, and started driving for Uber in October. Although renting a car with a Taxi and Limousine Commission permit will cut into his profits, Saad is excited to try something new.

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